When Emirates began direct flights from Dallas-Fort Worth to Dubai this past March, I knew a personal trip to this dream destination of mine was bound to take place in the near future. While YouTube videos and stories from family members and friends who’d visited painted a beautiful picture of Dubai, seeing it in person is a totally different ballgame.
On July 9, my dream became a reality as my plane touched down at Dubai International Airport for the beginning of a week-long vacation. I was dizzy with excitement at all the tourist attractions I planned to visit but most important the family reunion I was going to have with my siblings. For some reason, they decided to make Dubai their vacation spot this year--the more the merrier.